Fertilizing My Plants and Pelleted Seeds Q&A

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Today I will answer the following questions: 1. When it comes to large scale farming, you can only really plant in soil, right? 2. What’s the difference between soil and potting mix? 3. What are pelleted seeds? 4. What ever happened to your potatoes in the bucket I looked for a harvest video and I … Read more

Soil vs Compost, What’s the Difference?

I was watching a discussion on a popular garden forum between two well known seasoned gardeners. They were discussing the difference between “soil” and “compost”. One gentleman said that “soil” was anything consisting of decomposed matter. The other gentleman argued that “soil” was rocks and minerals. Well, for arguments sake, I’ll have to disagree with … Read more

Impossible Coconut Pie Recipe

This recipe has been in my family for decades. I remember my Mom making 2 or 3 at a time as it was so delicious, we as kids would gobble it up. The beauty of this pie is its simplicity. No need to make a crust. You place all the ingredients in a blender and … Read more

Do You Sell Seeds & What Planet Are You From? Q&A

In this week’s Q&A I answer the following questions: 1. Why are you wasting your time on bolting lettuce? Yank the crap out and throw it away 2. Why did you have the seat belt on? 3. Why don’t you sell seeds? 4. You ramble way too much 5. If you lay wood chips, you’ll … Read more

Lasagna Gardening – The No Till Composting System

If you hate digging and turning your compost, then lasagna gardening just might be the ticket for you.  I’ve done it a little on a small bed, but this is the first year I’ve tried it on a larger bed (3’x10′). The system works by layering (hence the term lasagna) your browns and green, alternating … Read more

The Benefits of Growing a Vertical Garden

Before using the Greenstalk Vertical Grow System, I always believed the best way to garden was either directly in the ground or in raised beds. I never considered using any kind of vertical system. My reasons were varied. However, my greatest concern was crowding. I assumed that cramming too much into one space would certainly … Read more

Cutting Runners On Strawberry Plants

What is a runner? A runner is a shoot or stem coming from the root of some plants. These “shoots” are produced by all June-bearing strawberry plants and most ever-bearing and day-neutral strawberry varieties. Strawberry plants produce runners to propagate themselves. This is basically how the plant reproduces.  It lays down the runner looking for … Read more